Category Archives: Divorce or Dissolution

Am I entitled to Spousal Support?

Formerly known as “alimony,” spousal support is payments to an ex-spouse which can be ordered by the Court or agreed to by the parties as part of a settlement.  ORC 3105.18 sets forth that “spousal support” means any payment or [Read the full post. . .]

Need an increase or decrease in child support? Think Deviation!!


You think your child support obligation should be less than the child support guideline amount, or you believe the child support you are receiving isn’t high enough in your case?  You may ask the court to consider a deviation [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce vs. Dissolution: When Divorce Should Be Your Choice

dissolutionWhen to Choose Divorce (Instead of Dissolution)

Dissolution can be a great way to terminate a marriage, while keeping costs low, but it is not recommended in all situations.  Divorce should be the process pursued instead of divorce in the [Read the full post. . .]

Temporary Restraining Order – A TRO Explained

What is a temporary restraining order?temporary restraining order

A temporary restraining order is a short-term, pre-trial, temporary injunction ordered by the court at the beginning of a divorce action.  The order is issued to protect both parties from immediate irreparable harm that [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce Property Division: Marital v. Gift

Think That Was Gift?  – In Divorce, Not Unless it’s in Writingdivorce court

Prior to divorce couples often give each other gifts for various occasions and celebrations, or for no reason at all, but what happens to all those gifts when [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce Papers: Read Carefully!

Read Your Papers! – The Contempt Trap for Divorcedivorce

In a recent case decided by the State of Ohio’s 5th Appellate District, the importance of reading and understanding your divorce papers was made clear.  In Woodie v. Woodie, the [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce and Children: How to Talk to Your Child About Divorce

Think before you speak!  – Divorce and Childrendivorce and children

Divorce and children are a complicated, emotional pair.  Nothing weighs more on divorcing parents’ minds then how the divorce will affect their children.  Many parents stay with a spouse they are no [Read the full post. . .]

The Effects of Divorce on Children: Avoidable Damage

effects of divorce on children

Effects of Divorce on Children

 – Trash Talking and the Damage Caused

A divorce is a very emotional time for all parties involved.  Regardless of the reason for the split, both parties usually go through a wide array of emotions [Read the full post. . .]

How Long Will My Ohio Divorce Take?

Duration of Divorce: All Depends on Cooperationdivorce

You can get married in a minute, but ending the marriage will take a little longer.  How long will your process last? – The best way to answer this question is to [Read the full post. . .]

Don’t Listen to Them: Your Soon to be Ex

Your Soon to be ExDon’t Listen to their Lies or Legal Advice!

soon to be ex

I have written previous articles on the importance of not listening to the free legal advice of friends and family, unless of course they are a [Read the full post. . .]